Daniel Munro

Daniel Munro

Visiting Scholar and Director of Policy Projects, Innovation Policy Lab



Biography

Dr. Daniel Munro is a Visiting Scholar and Director of Policy Projects at the Innovation Policy Lab in the Munk School for Global Affairs at the University of Toronto. He is on sabbatical from The Conference Board of Canada where he is Associate Director of Public Policy. His research interests include innovation policy, skills and education policy, distributive justice, and applied ethics, including the ethics of innovation, and new and emerging technologies.

Dr. Munro joined the Conference Board in 2008 and has played key roles in the Board’s Science, Technology and Innovation Policy group, Centre for Business Innovation, and Centre for Skills and Post-Secondary Education. Previously, he was Senior Analyst at the Council of Canadian Academies—the Government of Canada’s arms-length science assessment organization—where he provided research support for expert panels examining the health and environmental effects of nanomaterials, influenza transmission and protective devices, and business education. In 2006-07, he was Assistant Professor of Philosophy and the Democracy and Diversity Postdoctoral Fellow in the Forum for Philosophy and Public Policy at Queen’s University. Dr. Munro has taught politics and philosophy at the University of Ottawa, Queen’s University, the University of Toronto at Mississauga, and Huron University College (Western University) where he won the Award of Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching in 2006. His academic research has been published in the Journal of Political Philosophy, Contemporary Political Theory, Ethics and Politics Review, and the Journal of International Migration and Integration.

Dan often writes and speaks publicly about ethics, technology, innovation and education. He co-hosts The Ethics Lab—a weekly radio segment on Ottawa Today with Mark Sutcliffe on 1310News—and he writes a weekly Ethics Lab column for MacLean’s Magazine. He has published commentaries in The Globe and Mail, The Financial Post, The Toronto Star, The Vancouver Sun and other print media, and has appeared on many radio and television programs, including CBC Radio’s The 180, Ottawa Morning, CTV Morning Live and many local radio programs across the country.

Dan holds degrees in political science from the University of Toronto (B.A.), Western University (M.A.), and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Ph.D.).



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